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TO THE MOST NOBLE
And
INCOMPARABLE PAIRE
OF BRETHREN.

William
Earle of Pembroke, &c. Lord Chamberlaine to the
Kings moſt Excellent Maieſty.

AND

Philip
Earle of Montgomery, &c. Gentleman of his Maieſties
Bed-Chamber. Both Knights of the moſt Noble Order
of the Garter, and our ſingular good
LORDS.

Right Honourable,


WHilſt we ſtudie to be thankful in our particular, for the many fauors we have receiued from your L.L. we are falne upon the ill fortune, to mingle two the moſt diuerſe things that can bee, feare, and raſhneſſe; raſhneſſe in the enterprize, and feare of the ſ ſucceſſe. For, when we valew the places your H.H. ſuſtaine, we cannot but know their dignity greater, then to deſcend to the reading of theſe trifles: and, while we name them trifles, we have depriu'd our ſelues of the defence of our Dedication. But ſince your L.L. haue beene pleas'd to thinke theſe trifles ſome-thing, heertofore; and haue proſequuted both them, and their Authour liuing, with ſo much fauour: we hope, that (they out-liuing him, and he not hauing the fate, common with ſome, to be exequutor to his owne writings) you will vſe the like indulgence toward them, you haue done

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